Anonymous Survey Reveals What PGA Tour Pros Really Think About Tiger, Trump, Gambling, Cheating And More
At the at the PGA Championship and the Wyndham Championship, Golf magazine asked 59 PGA Tour pros questions to anonymously comment on 27 topics from have you ever played a round hungover (many have) to have you ever witnessed a Tour player cheat?
Among the 59 players they polled, there were four major winners, one 2018 major winner and three of the top-20 players in the world.
Here’s some of what they learned…
ARE YOU CONCERNED THAT TOUR PLAYERS ARE HITTING THE BALL TOO FAR?
“I just wish I hit it farther.”
“Equipment has taken a ton of skill away from the game.”
“The problem is that the ball goes too straight.”
“Yes — 300 yards doesn’t cut it anymore.”
HAVE YOU EVER PLAYED A TOURNAMENT ROUND HUNGOVER?
“I shot 61 hungover.”
“I was 8-under through 13 one time, and then made a mess of it.”
“I made the weekend on the number, shot 60 on Saturday with a hangover and won the tournament.”
“The entire 2014 season.”
“I did on the Champions Tour. Does that count?”
HAVE YOU EVER WITNESSED A FELLOW TOUR PLAYER CHEAT DURING A TOURNAMENT ROUND?
“Multiple times. The Tour is a joke when it comes to enforcing the rules.”
“I’ve seen guys bend the rules and mark their ball improperly.”
HAS UNRULY FAN BEHAVIOR EVER COST YOU A SHOT?
“Every. Single. Week.”
“Not enough people are ever watching me.”
WILL TIGER WIN ANOTHER TOUR EVENT?
“A year ago: no way. Now: no doubt.”
TIGER VS. PHIL MONEY MATCH: WHO’S YOUR MONEY ON?
NO COMMENT: 10%
“Who cares? Maybe I would’ve 15 years ago.”
“Vegas…going with Tiger.”
WOULD YOU TAKE ONE MAJOR OR 10 TOUR WINS?
ONE MAJOR: 36%
10 TOUR WINS: 64%
“Depends if it’s 10 Puerto Rico Opens.”
“I’ll take history over padding my bank account.”
“Would you rather win $10+ million or $1.85 million in the lottery? All about the cash.”
WHO HAS THE MOST NATURAL TALENT?
DUSTIN JOHNSON: 40%
BUBBA WATSON: 14%
TIGER WOODS: 12%
RORY MCILROY: 12%
JUSTIN THOMAS: 4%
ANTHONY KIM: 4%
NO CHOICE/OTHER: 14%
“Dustin is a freak of nature.”
Check out the entire survey over at Golf.com.